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Life Drawing

Had a lovely time the other night at Drink and Draw at De Koffie Pot hosted by the lovely Meg, it was the first life drawing class I'd been to since the uni days (over a year ago now we would have finished the life drawing classes to concentrate on FMP - where did the time go?)

Made the mistake of wearing a long silk blouse/dress/thing in very humid weather and an even more muggy room - probably didn't help!

Made the mistake of wearing a long silk blouse/dress/thing in very humid weather and an even more muggy room - probably didn't help!

We used bamboo sticks and ink for the first half of the class to make interesting mark making. Having developed my work in a way that I am able to control each part of an illustration, using Photoshop to measure the distance between characters and obsessively resize things to my liking. Almost like a construction of an image than the natural progression a painting would have (yes, I'm a fraud.) The bamboo stick exercise was wildly out of my comfort zone and made for some interesting results. In my head I was having tantrums at every mark that wouldn't go where I wanted it to go but once I accepted that, I was able to have a bit more fun with it.

First attempt...

First attempt...

Possible contender for best butt drawing

Possible contender for best butt drawing

Maddie was a brilliant model with animated poses

Maddie was a brilliant model with animated poses

For the second half of the class, with a  fruity cider at hand, I crawled back into my comfort zone. Even though I was using my beloved pencils and little moleskine sketchbook, I found I was a little less careful and more free with my drawing.

I'm debating getting a huge sketchbook ready for next time. Baby steps...